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i am really worried im feeling really ill have been for about

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i am really worried im feeling really ill have been for about a week and 3 days now got a cold ,ache all over coughing had the odd speck of blood in sputum
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Thanks for this excellent question

I believe you have pneumonia.

The chills, aching, coughing blood all point to this.

I recommend you go to the hospital or A and E right now for chest xray and antibiotics

You should be better with this protocol

I hope this helps.

If you have more questions, just reply. :)
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

i was really worried it was lung cancer is this possible

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
I highly doubt it Lynne.

This is more indicative of infection

Rapid onset, chills, malaise all points to infection and not cancer
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

i dont have the chills but i do have a really bad cold

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
I see.

That is also consistent Lynne.

Very unlikely cancer

This is pneumonia and you should have antibiotics for it.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
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